While we eagerly await for another X-Men: First Class trailer, we did recently find out what the opening scene of the X-Men prequel would entail. Thanks to the talent of a mutant supporter, we also have an incredible fan-made opening credit sequence for the film.
Inspired by the classic films of the 1960s, the video introduces us to the cast and time period of director Matthew Vaughn and producer Bryan Singer’s X-Men: First Class, all to a retro remix of the greatest television theme song ever from the 90s animated X-Men series.
If you’ve been keeping up on our X-Men: First Class coverage, you’ll recognize most of the images featured in this trailer. Some are from the film and some are of the actors in real life, which have been carefully selected to fit in with the style of the video. I do wish they grabbed a still from the film for Jason Flemyng’s Azazel though as he looks totally different without the makeup.
Watch and enjoy:
Now, compare to the official X-Men: First Class trailer.
The use of actual news imagery and footage of the John F. Kennedy era – Cuban Missile Crisis included – totally work in paying tribute powerful and relevant story Singer and Vaughn are pushing for with their take on Marvel’s Mighty Mutants. This video in particular also plays on the notion of Vaughn’s comparisons of X-Men: First Class to James Bond and makes great use of minimalist art to depict the mutant characters and their respective powers.
I love it and the music alone I find powerful. Very well done, Joe D of SecretUndergroundHeadquarters.com. You’ve successfully fulfilled the void of not yet having a second official X-Men: First Class trailer and Twentieth Century Fox owes you for helping their marketing.
Here are some stills I picked out from the minimalist mutant designs:
X-Men: First Class features a mutant-heavy cast including James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, Jason Flemyng, Zoë Kravitz, Lucas Till, Oliver Platt, Ray Wise, Edi Gathegi, Caleb Landry Jones and Álex González.
X-Men: First Class hits theaters June 3rd, 2011.